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Job: Senior Financial Planning Analyst - Technology
Financial Management role
Full Time Job
Posted on: July 11, 2019
Locations: USA (California)
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Job Summary:
At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

The Walt Disney Studios has an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst position within our Studio Technology Finance team. This team is a highly visible department dedicated to providing high-quality financial information and services to our business partners within the Studio’s Technology organization. The team provides analytical decision support to evaluate technology investments and strategic initiatives with a view toward supporting the overall goals of the Studio Entertainment segment of the Walt Disney Company. In addition, the team improves processes, facilitates cross-department planning and implements tools/processes to empower Studio Technology resources. This department will promote innovation and growth by developing our employees and maximizing technology while maintaining a challenging, rewarding, creative and fun environment.
Reporting to a Manager, this position will play a vital role in financial planning, including creating and analyzing Studio Technology financials, ultimately enabling this team to provide key stakeholders with the tools necessary to support decision making and various aspects of technology investment evaluation.

Financial Budgeting and ReportingWorking with the Technology team to develop the budget and forecasts
Preparation of various monthly/quarterly/annual reports used in the analysis of financial results
Creation of ad-hoc financial models/reports in Excel and/or Café
Management of depreciation forecast across all Technology capital items
First-line TM1 and SAP support for Studio Technology users
Compilation and review of internal and external headcount and labor reconciliation
Cost management and communication of Technology-related charges for other Studio businesses, including inbound/outbound allocations
Identification of opportunities to optimize budgeting and planning tools (SAP, TM1, Excel)
Loading of project forecast into TM1, as well as reconciliation to SAP
Ongoing identification of cost savings opportunities
Technology Investment/Project Financial ManagementPreparation of reports to assist technology partners in project management (i.e., project time tracking)
Collection of periodic project statuses
Assist in the creation of Project Authorization Requests (PARs) and Financial Pro Formas
Document and/or assist with project benefits realization and post-mortem reviews
Support contract negotiation, including lease vs. buy decisions
Analyze Technology strategy related to storage, application consolidation, business development/research & innovation

Basic Qualifications:
B.S. (emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferred)
Minimum of 3 years of experience required
Ability to take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion
Advanced Excel skills; macros and spreadsheet experience; advanced Excel modeling skills
SAP and TM1 experience a plus
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to quickly learn new concepts, solve problems, and implement solutions
Embraces teamwork; shares ideas / methods to improve performance

Required Education
B.S. (emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferred)

Preferred Education
Professional Certifications: CPA and/or MBA a plus
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